I hope everybody enjoyed their Christmases and also any new year’s eve parties they might have gone to. For a lot of bloggers the Christmas period is a time in the year where they will see a slump in income and traffic as people are busy or on holidays. OK, so let’s get straight down …

December 2009 Blog Income Report

I hope everybody enjoyed their Christmases and also any new year’s eve parties they might have gone to. For a lot of bloggers the Christmas period is a time in the year where they will see a slump in income and traffic as people are busy or on holidays.

OK, so let’s get straight down to business.

Page Impressions & Visitor Count

As I said, the holiday periods tend to see a drop in income and traffic, but for some reason this made me even more determined to increase those two fields. I spent more time blog commenting, posting on forums, publishing posts and generally creating a bit of a buzz about the blog.

The unique visitor count for December stands at 899, which is a very nice jump of 214 from the month of November.

The page impression count for December stands at 1,486, which again is a healthy jump of 258 from the month of November.

This means that each unique visitor looked at 1.65 pages.

Google’s search engine accounted for 21.47% of my traffic. 47.24% of my traffic was from referring sites and 29.03% was from direct traffic.

Money Money Money!

4d18ent = $7.57 (New)
Adbrite = $0.87 (+$0.09)
ADSDAQ = $1.01 (-$0.17)
Adsense = $5.75 (+$4.57)
Adtoll = $2.12 (+$0.55)
Info Links = $0.56 (New)
Kontera = $0.25 (+$0.21)
Reviews = $105.00 (+$30.50)
Paid Tweets = $5.48 (-$1.33)
Smowtion = $0.48 (+$0.04)
Social Spark = $2.40. (-$1.68)
TLA = $12.25 (No Change)
Tradedoubler = $0.97 (+$0.61)
UnderDog = $0.11(New)

Total = $144.82 (+$31.51)

– I know I said I was getting rid of Kontera but just as I was about to do it they started coming up with decent click amounts and this month I have received the most I think I’ve ever had with them. Might put them on my smaller blogs and see what happens.

– The review company that I mentioned last month are still holding onto around $80.00. Linkworth are also dragging their heels slightly on the $65.00+ that they owe me but they promised that by the 10th of this month.

– 4d18ent is a new advertising company that I’m using. They may have a silly name but they do seem to pay well. Although they do tend to insert audio ads and pop ups from time to time.

– Info Links is the replacement on my main blogs for Kontera, as you can see I have earned almost double in one month what I have earned with Kontera in about a year.

Top Five Search Terms

I like this part of the monthly income report. It is amazing how people find my blog on search engines.

1. earn money paid to tweet
2. my plans for the future
3. ? need dofollow site
4. ptc advertisers
5. need for discipline

Popular Posts Of The Month

1. Poll: Would You Pay For Extra Blog Reviews?
2. 19 Blog Review Networks
3. Get Paid To Have A Merry Christmas
4. Fancy Writing A Guest Post?
5. Blogitive – Nice To Add To Your Collection

5 Top Site Referrals

The top five sites that sent the most visitors to this blog in November.

1. forums.digitalpoint.com
2. problogger.net
3. intensedebate.com
4. dailyblogtips.com
5. forum.smorty.com

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About Dean Saliba

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, music lover, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

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9 comments

  1. Nice work on your monthly income! I only started my blog this week so it might be a couple of months before I start getting a mentionable income.

  2. Not bad on your income report. Keep working on SEO to increase your search engine traffic!

  3. Great
    if you update your blog more racently i'm guarantee the income will increase!
    keep posting

  4. Almost all of my traffic comes from referrals ( around 50% ), I am trying SEO but still have not succeed yet. Keep up the good work!